Sear, Simmer & Stir

Life, style & food in the District

Beachy Beans and Other Summer Happenings

What makes these beans beachy? Well, as I already stated, they are light and portable; but best of all, they are lemony, garlicy, creamy and amazing when served alongside anything that just came off the grill.

June 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Quinoa salad seems to be everywhere this season. Recent issues of Bon Appétit and Food & Wine both feature quinoa salad recipes, and even our local magazine, The Washingtonian, can’t … Continue reading

June 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Lemon Whipped Cream Frosting

The perfect quick and airy topping for your summer desserts

June 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Cool as a Cucumber (Dip)

Let’s face it, the most amazing foods in life are the ones intended for dipping…. Need we run through the list? Apple slices dipped in caramel French fries dipped in … Continue reading

May 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

My Herb(an) Garden

Today started liked most Sundays do – Shortly after I woke up, I poured over magazines, cookbooks and food blogs in search of some inspiration for this week’s meals (or … Continue reading

May 20, 2012 · 1 Comment

Swiss Quiche and Fresh Heirloom Tomato Salsa

I know what you’re thinking: It does not sound like these two foods pair together. And by golly, you’re correct! These two items are not meant to be served together. … Continue reading

May 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Balsamic Quinoa with Sautéed Spinach, Tomatoes and Garlic

OK, people – Best news ever. The pool is finally open! It’s true! Right now, the sun is shining, the temperature is pushing 80 and the reality of summer is … Continue reading

May 3, 2012 · 1 Comment

Rustic Avocado, Arugula and Fried Egg Open-Face Sandwich

With one bite of this simple open face sandwich, and I was immediately transported to an open-air kitchen in the heart of Italy. I even instinctively reached for a glass … Continue reading

April 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Pepper Jelly Goat Cheese Gratin & Arugula Pesto Orecchiette

Spring is the season of cleansing. It’s the time of year when we trade-in heavy sweaters for cardigans, boots for espadrilles, and yes, comforting casseroles for salads. As the weather … Continue reading

April 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Drink Your Greens

One of my favorite yoga instructors can’t end a class without telling us–at least ten times–to eat more leafy greens. I’m not sure why, but it always makes me giggle … Continue reading

April 19, 2012 · 1 Comment

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